Sherbourne station

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Sherbourne
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg
TTC Sherbourne 01.JPG
Location633 Sherbourne Street,
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada
Coordinates43°40′20″N 79°22′35″W / 43.67222°N 79.37639°W / 43.67222; -79.37639Coordinates: 43°40′20″N 79°22′35″W / 43.67222°N 79.37639°W / 43.67222; -79.37639
PlatformsSide platforms
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessNo
History
OpenedFebruary 26, 1966
Traffic
Passengers (2016[1])25,030
Services
Preceding station   TTC   Following station
toward Kipling
TTC - Line 2 - Bloor-Danforth line.svg Bloor–Danforth
toward Kennedy

Sherbourne is a subway station on the Bloor–Danforth line in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The station, which opened in 1966, is located west of Sherbourne Street on the south side of Bloor Street East. The station primarily serves the St. James Town neighbourhood and the southern portion of Rosedale. Wi-Fi service is available at this station.[2] This is not an accessible subway station.

Photo ID Centre[edit]

Sherbourne Station houses the TTC Photo ID Centre.[3] The TTC photographic team now visits most participating colleges and universities at the beginning of each academic year,[4] and the post-secondary student monthly pass is now available only available via the Presto card and can be purchased from Presto fare vending machines located inside the station.[5]

Entrances[edit]

The primary entrance is located on the Sherbourne Street side of the office building at 425 Bloor Street East. An unmanned second entrance to the east end of the platforms is on Glen Road,[6] a small side street which runs north off Howard Street from the densely populated St. James Town. A pedestrian tunnel under Bloor Street and a footbridge across Rosedale Valley Road provide access to this entrance from Rosedale to the north.

Subway infrastructure in the vicinity[edit]

Bored tunnel towards Yonge Station
Covered bridge over Rosedale Valley Road

This is the only station south of Bloor Street on the original line, with the only other one at Kipling not being built until 1980, as the new westerly terminus. Sherbourne is also uniquely deep underground, which required a 2,250 feet (690 m) long section of track to be bored west to Bloor–Yonge station,[6] rather than the shallow cut and cover method used to construct most of the line.

East of the station, the line crosses back under Bloor Street to the north side. It emerges from the tunnel to cross the Rosedale Ravine on a curving covered concrete bridge,[6] and then returns underground just before Castle Frank station. The adjacent bridge that carries Bloor Street across the ravine, although built with provision for a lower deck as part of the Prince Edward Viaduct project,[6] is at such an angle to the subway alignment that it could not be conveniently used. A conventional bridge was planned for the subway line, with a view of the ravine, but local objections forced the Toronto Transit Commission to enclose it in a concrete shell for noise abatement.[7]

Surface connections[edit]

A paper transfer is required to connect to surface routes. TTC routes serving the station include:

Route Name Additional Information
75 Sherbourne Northbound to South Drive
75A Northbound to South Drive and Summerhill Avenue
75/A Southbound to Queens Quay
300A Bloor–Danforth Eastbound to Warden, westbound to Pearson Airport
300B Eastbound to Kennedy station, westbound to West Mall

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Subway ridership, 2016" (PDF). Toronto Transit Commission. Retrieved July 3, 2018. This table shows the typical number of customer-trips made on each subway on an average weekday and the typical number of customers travelling to and from each station platform on an average weekday.
  2. ^ "There's now free WiFi at over 40 TTC subway stations". blogTO. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Sherbourne Station Photo ID Centre". ttc.ca. TTC.
  4. ^ Robert Mackenzie (August 22, 2011). "TTC post-secondary Metropasses available for college and university students". Transit Toronto.
  5. ^ Post-secondary student monthly Metropass Archived June 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ a b c d James Bow. "A History of Subways on Bloor and Queen Streets". Transit Toronto. Retrieved May 1, 2012.
  7. ^ http://www.lostrivers.ca/points/PEViadct.htm

External links[edit]

Media related to Sherbourne Station at Wikimedia Commons